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Blissful Bali - Journey Of The Mind,Body and Spirit

Mystical and magical, Bali is a land that draws individuals on a path to it's magnet charm and healing capabilities. Perhaps it's Bali's beauty, maybe the friendly people, or maybe even the influence from spirits that certainly abide in this place. Our journeys takes you through an immersion of the mind, body and soul while giving back through community projects. Enjoy yoga daily, farm to table meals, a purification ceremony, a dance lesson, spa treatments, cooking class and local market visits, visits to rural villages and temples, hiking and two community based projects. Exploring Bali will take you on a journey inward to deepen your self-discovery and ultimately, transformation.

Inclusions

Included:

  • 10 Nights accommodation including breakfast - in twin share

  • Local Learning Journeys Yoga Guide

  • Entrance fees, donation and admission for tours as mentioned in the itinerary

  • Daily breakfast, lunch and dinner (Dinner only on day of arrival; breakfast only on day of departure)

  • All specified transfers and tours in itinerary above by air conditioned coaches including parking fess, road taxes

  • Service charges, room tax, Local tax/VAT, driver, guide expenses and baggage handling

Details
Tour OperatorLearning Journeys
OfferOffer valid through 9/30/2017
Duration
12 Days
Escorted
Escorted - Yes
Itinerary
DayDestinationDescription
Day 1Departure DayDeparture Day
Depart from your home city on a life changing journey to Bali!

Please ensure when booking flights that you arrive no later than the evening of Day 2 as listed on the itinerary.

Day 2UbudDenpasar Arrival - Transfer to Hotel in Ubud
Namaste and welcome to Bali! Upon arrival at Ngurah Rai airport-Bali, you will be greeted services by our local English speaking guide and then directly transfer to your hotel near Ubud. The rest of the day is free at leisure.

Lunch at your own arrangement.

Dinner and accommodation at PURI GANGGA RESORT or similar (Deluxe Room / Suite Room) (D)

Day 3UbudFull day: Sebatu Temple and Kintamani
Greet your morning with a yoga class followed by breakfast. Continue our morning activity with cleansing purification or "Melukat" at Sebatu temple. These ceremonies, purify and cleanse your spiritual mind and soul in man. Understanding of spiritual purification is the process to eliminate the influence of "dirty" in man. With this ceremony, Balinese Hindu believes and expects all the things that are dirty or negative, especially within the self and personal thoughts, in order to re-clean, pure and contains positive things to continue life in the future.

Afterward drive up to Kintamani, and along the road you will see the beautiful rice terraces of Tegalalang. The absolute highlight of the tour is on the top of the ridge of Mt. Batur, opening up with a view of the 7.5 km volcano crater. On your way back to the hotel we visit Goa Gajah temple near Ubud.

You will drive to your hotel and rest of the day is free.

Lunch will be provided at local restaurant (Talisman Restaurant or Similar).

Dinner and accommodation at PURI GANGGA RESORT or similar (Deluxe Room / Suite Room) (BLD)

Day 4UbudFull Day-East Bali
Greet your morning with a yoga class followed by breakfast.

Today we are heading east to see the Kerta Gosa, or Hall of Justice, built in 18th century in Klungkung. It is beautifully laid out within a moat and provides an exquisite example of the Klungkung style of painting and architecture which can be seen in their ceiling murals. Continue on to Kusamba, a fisherman village that also engages in salt making where you will also see colorful outrigger lined up along the black sand shores. The coastal road with full view to Nusa Penida will lead us to Goa Lawah (Bat Cave). This cave, whose walls vibrate with thousands of bats, is considered holy, and a temple and surrounding shrines protect the entrance.

After lunch at a local restaurant we go to Taman Tirta Gangga (Water Palace) whose swimming pools and ornamental ponds serve as a fascinating reminder of the Balinese rajah's old days. Our last stop will be Tenganan, an original Balinese village, a stronghold of ancient traditions. You can see the local women weave the famous "flaming" cloth, kamben geringsing, which supposedly has the power to immunize the wearer against evil. In the late afternoon we return to Ubud for overnight.

Lunch will be provided at local restaurant (Rendezvous Restaurant or Similar)

Dinner and accommodation at PURI GANGGA RESORT or similar (Deluxe Room / Suite Room) (B,L,D)

Day 5UbudUbud Tour and Village Dance Experience
Greet your morning with a yoga class followed by breakfast

Drive to downtown Ubud, and join 2 hours workshop at Agung Rai Museum for Gamelan or Dance program, the participant will learn about the history of gamelan in the village context, and a demonstration by master musicians. The participants will then get an opportunity to play the instrument and learn to play short pieces. Afterward visit the gallery which has an extensive collection of paintings by Balinese, Indonesian and foreign artists in classic Balinese and contemporary styles. (The museum is open every day from 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM)

Continue driving and having a healthy lunch at Sari organic restaurant, to reach this restaurant we need to walk about 15 minutes from the main street to the small path with a beautiful setting amidst the rice terrace.

Back to your hotel and enjoy the rest of the day for yourself.

Dinner and accommodation at PURI GANGGA RESORT or similar (Deluxe Room / Suite Room) (BLD)

Day 6UbudFull day- Cooking Lesson at the Hotel + Dance Performance and Dinner at Local Restaurant
Today we will share the unique sill and receipt, under guidance of a Balinese chef, where you could learn how to prepare local delicious food. Cooking class venue is inside of hotel area, it's a Balinese traditional style compound near pool side area. Morning session starts at 7:00 AM with Tegallalang traditional market visit for approximately one hour, where you will find Balinese spices and vegetables displayed and sold in traditional way. At 8:30 AM back to hotel and continue with breakfast at the restaurant.

Be at the traditional cooking venue at 11:00 AM, and the Chef will share his secret dishes recipes, and followed with your memorable lunch. Take home the secret recipe as well as the cooking class certificate.

In the late afternoon we will visit the Ubud palace known as Puri Saren Agung, whose royal family ruled Ubud from the late 1800's until 1917. Continue our wonderful evening with dance performance at the open stage of the palace. It is scheduled daily from 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM and there are various categories of dance from Monday - Sunday.

Dinner at local restaurant (Cafe Lotus or Similar)

Accommodation at PURI GANGGA RESORT or similar (Deluxe Room / Suite Room) (BLD)

Day 7UbudCabrio Tour to the West Bali-Full Day
Greet your morning with a yoga class followed by breakfast

Today's excursion will take us driving through small back-roads by Cabrio or German military car via Desa, Munggu and Kaba-Kaba, to Tabanan City, for a market visit. The tour continues, by driving up the slope of Mount Batukaru passing Rejasa, to Tambuwaras. Visit a beautiful Temple at the edge of the rainforest which is normally locked. Our guides carry a key and bring "Kain and Slendang" along.

To reach Jatiluwih we pass Tegallinggah village, with a beautiful view over the rice fields on the way back, we pass again on small roads, Apuan village, where we make a stop to show the clients a Balinese compound. Afterwards, we go through Tua village and other small villages back to the hotel. Short walks give the opportunities to our guides, to show & explain the culture of rice growing, the fruits and the spices (coffee, cacao, cloves, and vanilla), on this island. Photo stops are possible at any time. Lunch will provided at local restaurant.

Dinner and accommodation at PURI GANGGA RESORT or similar (Deluxe Room / Suite Room) (BLD)

Day 8UbudCOMMUNITY SERVICE-Farming at Tunjuk Village
Greet your morning with a yoga class followed by breakfast

Go west of the island to experience unique living cultural exhibit. At our first stop in Tunjuk village, you can explore a typical Balinese compound, in which the buildings size and position are carefully stipulated by age-old traditions based on the length of a priest's arms and the structures' position vis-a-vis the sacred Mount Agung. After a visit to the village elementary school, we are heading to a communal farm land to learn various stages of rice cultivation and join the people in rice planting or harvesting. Traditional lunch will be served at the traditional village of Tunjuk by the villagers.

Back to Ubud and rest of the day is free at leisure

Dinner and accommodation at PURI GANGGA RESORT or similar (Deluxe Room / Suite Room) (BLD)

Day 9UbudTemple Tour Bedugul - Tanah Lot
Greet your morning with a yoga class followed by breakfast

Today we will continue exploring the western part of Bali; we start with a visit to Pura Taman Ayun, founded by the King of Mengwi in the 17th century. It has three ascending levels of spacious courtyards containing rows of shrines and pavilions and is surrounded by a wide moat. Next stop is Bedugul - an attractive mountain resort located 850 m above sea level. Visit Ulun Danu temple, dedicated to Dewi Danu the goddess of the waters, on the Lake Bratan.

We drive to the south Bali and en-route; we stop at Candi Kuning, market for local fruit including strawberries and flower market with its exotic wild orchids and roses. Final stop will be the Tanah Lot Temple. This is possibly the best known temple in Bali. For the Balinese, Tanah Lot is one of the most important and venerated sea temples. Afterwards we drive back to Ubud.

Lunch at local restaurant (De Danau Restaurant or Similar)

Dinner and accommodation at PURI GANGGA RESORT or similar (Deluxe Room / Suite Room) (BLD)

Day 10UbudCommunity Service and Muntigunung Trekking- Yayasan Masa Depan Untuk Anak-Anak
Greet your morning with a yoga class followed by breakfast

Explore a nearly untouched part of the Island of the Gods, enjoy breathtaking views and learn about the sustainable development of rural, poor villages in northern Bali. High up in the mountain villages of Muntigunung on the slopes of holy Gunung Agung, touched by people that live a much less privileged life than in one of the most remote and poor areas of Bali. With a minimum rain fall, the people of Muntigunung live from day to day, but with the project of Yayasan Masa Depan Untuk Anak-Anak (Future for children), a watering project being supported by a Swiss-Indonesia non-profit organization help local people in this Muntigunung village to improve their living conditions. Women are trying to generate income by making baskets and handicraft which they could sell to visitors. We feel fortunate to have found a way to support poor local families generate income by taking visitors on this beautiful trek. You will be able to join the villages and help them to improve their everyday life. Lunch will be included in the program.

Return to hotel around noon, and rest of the day is free.

Dinner and accommodation at PURI GANGGA RESORT or similar (Deluxe Room / Suite Room) (BLD)

Day 11UbudHealing and Massage
Greet your morning with a yoga class followed by breakfast

Our activity today is visiting Five Elements, Puri Ahimsa. This place is a healing centre upon Balinese traditions, and nestled alongside the sacred Ayung River. It is inspired by the Balinese way of life, which encourages us to nurture harmony with spirit, the environment and nature.

During the 90 minutes session, you will join energy healing, learning the powerful Panca Mahabutha. It is lead by a native healer from the nearby island of Nusa Penida, he will works to balance the five elements of earth, water, fire, air and ether within the body. He is able to explain what he experienced during your session and offer suggestion related to your health and wellbeing.

Afterward enjoy a 60 minute treatment of a traditional Balinese massage, combination of traditional massage involving a fusion techniques, including skin rolling, kneading, acupressure and reflexology using super-nourishing virgin coconut oil suitable for all skin types. To complete this healing journey, a healthy 3-course lunch will be provided at the Restaurant.

Dinner and accommodation at PURI GANGGA RESORT or similar (Deluxe Room / Suite Room) (BLD)

Day 12Ubud DepartureUbud -Departure
Greet your morning with a yoga class followed by breakfast

Morning will be free at leisure exploring Ubud area on your own until the pick-up time to the airport for your onward flight.(B)

Dates/Pricing
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DatePrice / DescriptionQuote
October 05, 2017$2,475.00* (USD) / Per Person in a DoubleQuote
November 03, 2017$2,475.00* (USD) / Per Person in a DoubleQuote
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Mystical and magical, Bali is a land that draws individuals on a path to it's magnet charm and healing capabilities. Perhaps it's Bali's beauty, maybe the friendly people, or maybe even the influence from spirits that certainly abide in this place.
 
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